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8th Dec '17 7:54:53 PM ADrago
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* Pretty much ''any'' military recruitment campaign invites this upon itself, ''especially'' from the people who are in the military branch being advertised.

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* Pretty much ''any'' ''Any'' military recruitment campaign invites this upon itself, ''especially'' from the people who are in the military branch being advertised.



* Pretty much any American car is considered fair game for British and European gearheads to laugh at thanks to their perception of American vehicles being [[HummerDinger gratuitously humongous land yachts that guzzle gas like soda]]. Americans who drive large pickup trucks or [=SUVs=] due to living in a rural area or having a job that necessitates heavy transport will usually just roll their eyes at that, but if there is a vehicle that's considered too large [[EveryoneHasStandards even for the Americans]], expect it to be mocked to kingdom come.
* Minivans got pretty much killed off because of this. Popular media in the mid-2000s loved to label them as the vehicles for boring, bland, white-bread, suburban moms without a single individualistic or creative bone in their body, who use them to take their kids to school/church/soccer practice in between cooking, cleaning, and watching reruns of Oprah. This stereotype grew so bad that actual parents in the late 2000s destroyed the minivan market by buying [=SUVs=] instead, mainly because the kids who grew up when vans were first being mocked were now parents themselves, and none of them wanted to be caught dead in one. By the early 2010s, what was once a range of models from every manufacturer was whittled down into about only two or three models of van who were still selling profitably enough to justify their production.

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* Pretty much any Any American car is considered fair game for British and European gearheads to laugh at thanks to their perception of American vehicles being [[HummerDinger gratuitously humongous land yachts that guzzle gas like soda]]. Americans who drive large pickup trucks or [=SUVs=] due to living in a rural area or having a job that necessitates heavy transport will usually just roll their eyes at that, but if there is a vehicle that's considered too large [[EveryoneHasStandards even for the Americans]], expect it to be mocked to kingdom come.
* Minivans got pretty much killed off because of this. Popular media in the mid-2000s loved to label them as the vehicles for boring, bland, white-bread, suburban moms without a single individualistic or creative bone in their body, who use them to take their kids to school/church/soccer practice in between cooking, cleaning, and watching reruns of Oprah. This stereotype grew so bad that actual parents in the late 2000s destroyed the minivan market by buying [=SUVs=] instead, mainly because the kids who grew up when vans were first being mocked were now parents themselves, and none of them wanted to be caught dead in one. By the early 2010s, what was once a range of models from every manufacturer was whittled down into about only two or three models of van who were still selling profitably enough to justify their production.



** Pretty much the same thing can be said about ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' as the series suffered from ArcFatigue and gargantuan FanDumb.

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** Pretty much the The same thing can be said about ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' as the series suffered from ArcFatigue and gargantuan FanDumb.



* Pretty much the fate of any ''Gundam'' series in the latter run. Fans either watch them for this exact trope or they watch them because they're ''Gundam'' fans and they'll see whatever series through to the end. Especially true with latter day series such as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''[[note]]ironically the preceding ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' started out with this treatment, but then [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] in a huge way and consequently grew out of this treatment as well[[/note]], ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''[[note]]the only debate is ''when'' exactly did it [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]]: during the ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' clone that was season two or when the [[GameBreaker GN-Xs]] showed up in season one[[/note]] and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''[[note]]mostly around the Third Age, but partly at the beginning due to the series' ArtStyleDissonance[[/note]].

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* Pretty much the The fate of any ''Gundam'' series in the latter run. Fans either watch them for this exact trope or they watch them because they're ''Gundam'' fans and they'll see whatever series through to the end. Especially true with latter day series such as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''[[note]]ironically the preceding ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' started out with this treatment, but then [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] in a huge way and consequently grew out of this treatment as well[[/note]], ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''[[note]]the only debate is ''when'' exactly did it [[JumpingTheShark jump the shark]]: during the ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' clone that was season two or when the [[GameBreaker GN-Xs]] showed up in season one[[/note]] and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''[[note]]mostly around the Third Age, but partly at the beginning due to the series' ArtStyleDissonance[[/note]].



* Pretty much anything written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2689121/Mr-FanficGuy Mr. Fanfic Guy]], such as ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'' and ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory''. Between the {{Narm}}y melodrama that makes ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' look subdued, liberal use of RonTheDeathEater, [[CriticalResearchFailure failures in research]][[note]]For example, Saki After Story has the national tournament seemingly take place in a single day, when it canonically takes place over 9 days, and the final match be between Saki and Teru (not only are there four players in the tournament, but Saki and Teru have different positions)[[/note]], and blatant pro-gay {{Author Tract}}ing, there's not a lot that can be taken seriously.

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* Pretty much anything Anything written by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2689121/Mr-FanficGuy Mr. Fanfic Guy]], such as ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'' and ''Fanfic/SakiAfterStory''. Between the {{Narm}}y melodrama that makes ''Anime/AnoHanaTheFlowerWeSawThatDay'' look subdued, liberal use of RonTheDeathEater, [[CriticalResearchFailure failures in research]][[note]]For example, Saki After Story has the national tournament seemingly take place in a single day, when it canonically takes place over 9 days, and the final match be between Saki and Teru (not only are there four players in the tournament, but Saki and Teru have different positions)[[/note]], and blatant pro-gay {{Author Tract}}ing, there's not a lot that can be taken seriously.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (and its related {{fanfic}}-mocking technique) popularized snark baiting (and pretty much invented the AlternateDVDCommentary community).

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (and its related {{fanfic}}-mocking technique) popularized snark baiting (and pretty much invented the AlternateDVDCommentary community).



%% * Pretty much any live action sitcom on Creator/DisneyChannel.
%% * Pretty much any show on Creator/{{E}}.

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%% * Pretty much any Any live action sitcom on Creator/DisneyChannel.
%% * Pretty much any Any show on Creator/{{E}}.



** On a smaller scale, there's Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer, which is pretty much pegged as a case of FollowTheLeader with relation to [=1D=].

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** On a smaller scale, there's Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer, which is pretty much pegged as a case of FollowTheLeader with relation to [=1D=].



* ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. As with ''Big Rigs'', the game was very clearly an ObviousBeta. But that was nothing compared to the HypeBacklash creator Creator/JohnRomero got for the game's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Daikatana_ad_-_John_Romero_is_about_to_make_you_his_bitch_-_Suck_it_down.jpg marketing campaign]] and constant [[ScheduleSlip delays]][[note]]it was originally slated for release around Christmas, 1997 as a direct competitor to Quake 2 but didn't see release until the Summer of 2000[[/note]]. The game itself wasn't that bad, but given its long development time and especially John Romero's pomp, pretty much anything less than awesome would've guaranteed that the game would become Snark Bait for years to come.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. As with ''Big Rigs'', the game was very clearly an ObviousBeta. But that was nothing compared to the HypeBacklash creator Creator/JohnRomero got for the game's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c1/Daikatana_ad_-_John_Romero_is_about_to_make_you_his_bitch_-_Suck_it_down.jpg marketing campaign]] and constant [[ScheduleSlip delays]][[note]]it was originally slated for release around Christmas, 1997 as a direct competitor to Quake 2 but didn't see release until the Summer of 2000[[/note]]. The game itself wasn't that bad, but given its long development time and especially John Romero's pomp, pretty much anything less than awesome would've guaranteed that the game would become Snark Bait for years to come.
2nd Dec '17 10:01:02 PM MorphinBrony
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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is considered this internationally, mostly for how much AmericaSavesTheDay is present. In fact, most if not all of Creator/RolandEmmerich's films, with some getting NarmCharm appreciation (''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', ''Film/{{Stargate}}'') and others just plain snark (''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', ''Film/TenThousandBC'').

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'' is considered this internationally, mostly for how much AmericaSavesTheDay is present.present (not that Americans don't consider the film to be this trope either, mind you). In fact, most if not all of Creator/RolandEmmerich's films, with some getting NarmCharm appreciation (''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', ''Film/{{Stargate}}'') and others just plain snark (''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', ''Film/TenThousandBC'').
2nd Dec '17 9:56:57 PM MorphinBrony
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** ''Film/AfterEarth'', this time surprisingly not the fault of M. Night Shyamalan. Aside from being a horribly mediocre SciFi film, there's also the case of presumed ChurchOfHappyology symbolism and Creator/WillSmith desperately trying to push his son towards fame.

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** ''Film/AfterEarth'', this time surprisingly not entirely the fault of M. Night Shyamalan. Aside from being a horribly mediocre SciFi film, there's also the case of presumed ChurchOfHappyology symbolism and Creator/WillSmith desperately trying to push his son towards fame.
2nd Dec '17 4:39:31 PM Frankencastle
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* "America's Navy: A Global Force for Good". Whether you disagree or just think it's {{Narm}}fully [[LargeHam Hammy]], it's hard to deny this slogan's Snark Bait quotient.
** Pretty much ''any'' military recruitment campaign invites this upon itself, ''especially'' from the people who are in the military branch being advertised.

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* "America's Navy: A Global Force for Good". Whether you disagree or just think it's {{Narm}}fully [[LargeHam Hammy]], it's hard to deny this slogan's Snark Bait quotient.
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Pretty much ''any'' military recruitment campaign invites this upon itself, ''especially'' from the people who are in the military branch being advertised.
2nd Dec '17 1:27:08 PM annette12
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has gotten hit hard with this, be it due to accusations of SeasonalRot, the portrayal of nerd culture which many see as insulting or just plain wrong, or simple ItsPopularNowItSucks reactions.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has gotten hit hard with this, be it due to accusations of SeasonalRot, the portrayal of nerd culture which many see as insulting or just plain wrong, the overused LaughTrack, or simple ItsPopularNowItSucks reactions.
30th Nov '17 8:00:08 AM hubakon1368
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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''. The fact that it's a blatant HateFic against ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does not endear it to fans of the show. But what really takes it into this territory is the author saying without a hint of irony that he prefers his characters one-dimensional, some of the edits (such as replacing Cutie Marks with serial numbers), and the fact that he seriously believes that his work is better than the original show, even considering that he rips off what he doesn't arbitrarily change.

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* ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn''.''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''. The fact that it's a blatant HateFic against ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does not endear it to fans of the show. But what really takes it into this territory is the author saying without a hint of irony that he prefers his characters one-dimensional, some of the edits (such as replacing Cutie Marks with serial numbers), and the fact that he seriously believes that his work is better than the original show, even considering that he rips off what he doesn't arbitrarily change.change.
%%** [[Creator/DakariKingMykan The author himself]]
22nd Nov '17 8:46:27 AM chucknormie
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* Minivans got pretty much killed off because of this. Popular media in the mid-2000s loved to label them as the vehicles for boring, bland, white-bread, suburban moms without a single individualistic or creative bone in their body, who use them to take their kids to school/church/soccer practice in between cooking, cleaning, and watching reruns of Oprah. This stereotype grew so bad that actual parents in the late 2000s destroyed the minivan market by buying [=SUVs=] instead, mainly because the van had gone from practical to terribly uncool within a decade and no one wanted to be caught dead in one. By the early 2010s, what was once a range of models from every manufacturer was whittled down into about only two or three models of van who were still selling profitably enough to justify their production.

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* Minivans got pretty much killed off because of this. Popular media in the mid-2000s loved to label them as the vehicles for boring, bland, white-bread, suburban moms without a single individualistic or creative bone in their body, who use them to take their kids to school/church/soccer practice in between cooking, cleaning, and watching reruns of Oprah. This stereotype grew so bad that actual parents in the late 2000s destroyed the minivan market by buying [=SUVs=] instead, mainly because the van had gone from practical to terribly uncool within a decade kids who grew up when vans were first being mocked were now parents themselves, and no one none of them wanted to be caught dead in one. By the early 2010s, what was once a range of models from every manufacturer was whittled down into about only two or three models of van who were still selling profitably enough to justify their production.



* ''Manga/BlackClover'': Especially the anime. The manga's writing (too fast in the manga and too slow in the anime), [[MostAnnoyingSound Asta's memetic bad and annoying voice]], the [[ClicheStorm clearly borrowed and used up ideas]] made the show a favorite for anime fans to poke fun at.

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* ''Manga/BlackClover'': Especially the anime. The manga's writing (too fast in the manga and too slow in the anime), [[MostAnnoyingSound Asta's memetic bad and memetically annoying voice]], the [[ClicheStorm clearly borrowed and used up ideas]] made the show a favorite for anime fans to poke fun at.at. ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' heavily merchandising the series over others that fans consider to be better quality also contributes to this.


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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has become ''the'' synonym for an IdiotPlot in many fan communities. The {{Narm}}ishly over-the-top darkness and edginess of the series also adds to this.
20th Nov '17 3:07:16 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/BlackClover'': Especially the anime. The manga's writing (too fast in the manga and too slow in the anime), [[MostAnnoyingSound Asta's memetic bad and annoying voice]], the [[ClicheStorm clearly borrowed and used up ideas]] made the show a favorite for anime fans to poke fun at.
13th Nov '17 4:29:02 PM NightShade96
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* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is quite a thing. Batman is portrayed as outright AxCrazy (leading to [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] refusing to call him "Batman" and preferring "Crazy Steve"), the dialogue is written in the manner of [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]], ComicBook/BlackCanary is turned into an ''entirely different character'' for no apparent reason, and the non-Batman members of the Justice League are portrayed as [[TooDumbToLive absolute dunces.]]

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* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' is quite a thing. Batman is portrayed as outright AxCrazy (leading to [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] refusing to call him "Batman" and preferring "Crazy Steve"), the dialogue is written in the manner of [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]], ComicBook/BlackCanary is turned into an ''entirely ''[[InNameOnly entirely different character'' character]]'' for no apparent reason, and the non-Batman members of the Justice League are portrayed as [[TooDumbToLive [[WhatAnIdiot absolute dunces.]]
2nd Nov '17 2:07:09 PM FF32
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* ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'', thanks to TastesLikeDiabetes and the fact that it ran out of jokes sometime in the '70s. It's spawned several mutations, such as ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' and "The [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] Family Circus".

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* ''ComicStrip/FamilyCircus'', ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'', thanks to TastesLikeDiabetes and the fact that it ran out of jokes sometime in the '70s. It's spawned several mutations, such as ''Webcomic/DysfunctionalFamilyCircus'' and "The [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche Nietzsche]] Family Circus".
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